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Patient Financial Specialist - Home Health Services, Ellensburg, WA

Organization: Kittitas Valley Healthcare
Category: Professional
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Date Job Posted: January 12, 2021
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Patient Financial Specialist - Home Health Services - Per Diem

1506 Radio Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926, USA

Company Description

KVH is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes 24-hour emergency care, inpatient, and outpatient hospital services through KVH Hospital. Clinics and services provided include family medicine, internal medicine, a geriatric nurse practitioner program, home health and hospice, physical therapy, orthopedics, general surgery, pediatrics, women's health, and urgent care.

Kittitas Valley Healthcare expects all employees to uphold our Vision & Mission. The KVH Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles can be found at

Job Description

Responsible for analyzing homecare medical records to ensure supporting billing documentation is in place, certification periods are met and clinical documentation within industry guidelines and Medicare requirements; reviews documentation and applies appropriate code for billing; obtains insurance verification and prior authorizations; monitors and works daily billing errors and A/R; participates in the creation and implementation of standard work for daily, weekly and monthly document verification and chart audits. Also functions as a backup for front office team, assisting with nurse scheduling, answering phones, referral intake and other duties as assigned.

What is required...

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • High school diploma or GED
  • One year of patient account billing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Medical Terminology
  • Knowledge of insurance verification and authorization fundamentals

What is preferred...

  • AA or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Previous medical billing experience with commercial insurance and Medicare/Medicaid
  • Previous experience in a medical records environment
  • Previous experience in home health and hospice coding and billing
  • Certified Coder
  • Bilingual
  • Previous medical office experience with exposure to medical records, scheduling, high volume phone systems and medical transcription

Additional Information

Wage: Wage range starts at $18.48/hour Actual starting wage will be dependent on years of applicable experience. This position may also be eligible to receive an additional 15% premium, in lieu of benefits.

FTE: Per Diem

Schedule: Primarily Monday - Friday

Benefits: This position is not benefits eligible

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